Jacob Collier announces the final installment of ‘Djesse’ album series

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has announced the final volume of his Djesse album series.

Jacob Collier

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has announced the final volume of his Djesse album series.

Djesse Vol. 4 arrives 29 February and will mark the closing pages on the musical aficionado’s sprawling four-part project, which began in 2018 and encompasses practically every genre of music.

The Djesse project has thus far earnt Collier immense acclaim along the way, with three Grammy wins and six nominations (including the coveted ‘Album Of The Year’ for 2020’s Vol. 3).

In the process, he’s also collaborated with an impressive array of artists, from Daniel Caesar to Lianne La Havas, Mahalia to Lizzy McAlpine.

Jacob Collier gig review

During that time, he’s also worked with other huge names, including Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Stormzy, having co-written and performed on seven tracks from This Is What I Mean. 

And today, to welcome the news of Djesse Vol. 4, he’s added another link-up to his collection, teaming up with Brandi Carlile for new song ‘Little Blue’. Have a listen via the video below.

Describing the blissful new track, and what it was like collaborating with Collier, Carlile has said: “‘Little Blue’ is such a gorgeous song and Jacob is a generational talent. 

“I spend an embarrassing amount of time following him and studying his mind-bendingly beautiful music. 

“Getting to climb inside of it and be a part of his creation is a wonderful twist of fate.”

Speaking more broadly about the project, which was created in the studio beside his London bedroom, Collier has added: “Five years ago, in the wake of a musical journey that had begun in solitude, I set out on an epic adventure with a big dream – a collaborative quadruple album, and by way of that – to learn music, and life, from the greatest teachers of all: my heroes.

Jacob Collier

In many ways, Djesse Vol. 4 is an album that’s taken me 30 years to make. It is, to me, a celebration of humankind – the way that I see it and hear it, built with musicians from every corner of the world.

“To be culminating this collaborative experiment with a 100,000 voice audience-choir, a sound that permeates the heart of this album, feels like I’ve found the heart of it. 

“My voice is only ever as full as the voices around me. Everyone is welcome, and part of the tapestry. And most of all, creating this album has reminded me that life is full of magic, if only we can remember to look for it in each other.”

Alongside the album announcement, the Djesse Vol. 4 album artwork, created by Brooklyn artist Dustin Yellin, has also been unveiled – check it out below.

Djesse Vol. 4

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